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        Le grand recueil : Lyres. - Méthodes. - Pièces

      Gallimard 1961 - - Gallimard, Paris 1961, 14x20,5cm, 3 volumes brochés. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse pour chacun des volumes. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Francis Ponge à Raymond Queneau sur le premier volume. Petites piqûres marginales en pied du second plat du troisième et dernier volume. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one copy of the press service for each of the volumes. Precious autograph signed by the author Raymond Queneau on the first volume. Small marginal bites Length of second course of the third and last volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Catch-22. - Pirated Edition

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. hardcover. fine/fine. Small 8vo, black cloth, d.w. [Taiwan] (1961). Pirated edition. Presentation copy, in red ink. "To... For this pirated edition of Catch-22 I give a false inscription and aver that these words re not being written in my own handwriting. Regards. Joe Heller 9/20/78.

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        Tropic of Cancer. [First Edition from the library of Martin Joel Greif] Introduction by Karl Shapiro.

      New York, : Grove Press, Inc., . Very good condition with only minor signs of external wea to the dustjacket only. From the library of American writer Martin Joel Greif, with his name signed to the pastedown: Martin Joel Greif - Princeton University - June 1961".. New York, Grove Press, Inc., 1961. 21.4cm x 14.6cm. XXXIII, 318 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wea to the dustjacket only. From the library of American writer Martin Joel Greif, with his name signed to the pastedown: Martin Joel Greif - Princeton University - June 1961". Martin Joel Greif (February 4, 1938, The Bronx, New York City - November 17, 1996, Cork, Ireland) was an American editor, lecturer, publisher and writer. He is the uncle of heavy metal music personality and lawyer Eric Greif. Son of an immigrant Harlem grocery store owner, Martin Greif graduated from Stuyvesant High School and was further educated at Hunter College, NYC, graduating in 1959 (B.A. cum laude) and Princeton University, graduating in 1961 (M.A. with honours), where he was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and groomed as an expert in Daniel Defoe. After graduation he became a professor of English and taught in NY universities from 1963?-73, including lecturing in biblical literature at New York University, before entering the world of publishing as managing editor of Time-Life Books (1969?-73), and then as co-founder and editorial director of Main Street Press. Main Street Press was founded in 1978 by Greif and his life partner, Lawrence Grow, in Clinton, New Jersey. Their first office was on Main Street in Clinton, hence the name. Both men had enjoyed successful publishing careers in Manhattan but wanted to move to the country for the wide, open spaces and the lower costs. Subsequently the business moved to nearby Pittstown, New Jersey. Main Street specialized in publishing books on Americana, crafts and restoration. However, their biggest publishing success was the Vogue magazine spoof Dogue (1986), featuring modeling canines and billed as "a parody of the world's most famous fashion magazine". Martin Greif became a prolific and varied author and book editor. His more than a dozen books range from Depression Modern: The Thirties Style in America (1975), a photo study of 1930s American design, predominantly architecture, that sought to define a wider, more American definition of Art Deco; Aunt Sammy's Radio Recipes (1975); The New Industrial Landscape: The Story of the Austin Company (1978); The Morning Stars Sang: The Bible in Folk Art (1978); The Airport Book: From Landing Field to Modern Terminal (1979); The Lighting Book: A Buyer's Guide to Locating Almost Every Kind of Lighting Device (1986); and The World of Tomorrow: The 1939 New York World's Fair (1988). The book for which he is best remembered, however, is The Gay Book of Days (1982) - "An evocatively illustrated who's who of who is, was, may have been, probably was, and almost certainly seems to have been gay during the past 5,000 years." The Gay Book of Days was a gossipy, witty and lighthearted attempt to catalogue as many famous, and not so famous, gay men and lesbians as possible throughout history, ranging from Roman emperors, European kings and queens, famous writers and literary figures to the stars of Hollywood and television. For all its supposed frivolity, it was an important work at a time when the gay community was growing in confidence and visibility and was about to be struck unawares by the AIDS epidemic. Tellingly for the time, the book ends with a list headed "I Know They Are, You Know They Are, and They Know They Are, but Initials Will Just Have to Do", betraying the reality of the closet in those less open times. Greif and Grow also wrote a few books using different, sometimes female, nom de plumes - Jean Bach, Frederick S. Copely, Martin Lawrence and Leona Wesley Hunter. Greif was often asked to write an updated version of the Book of Days, to which he gave considerable thought during the 1990s, but he never got beyond the planning stages. Martin Greif and Larry Grow spent their latter years in Ballinadee, County Cork, Ireland, where they set up Orchard Hill Press in a deal with Sterling Publishing of NYC. Greif's last works were several books on chess and puzzles, and Irish-themed titles written as Mairtin O'Griofa. Grow died of a stroke associated with AIDS in 1991. Greif died of an AIDS-related illness in November, 1996, in Cork University Hospital. Greif's nephew is Eric Greif, a lawyer and entertainment personality known first for a management career within the heavy metal musical genre in the 1980s and later within the legal profession. (Wikipedia)

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        Grande Dizionario della Lingua Italiana.

      UTET 1961 Diretrtore Giorgio Barberi Squarotti. Completo A - Z, 21 VOLUMI, cm.23x30, pp.22700, legg.ed.in mz.pelle,con fregi in oro ai dorsi. In ottimo stato tutti i volumi

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        Tropic of Cancer. [First Edition from the library of Martin Joel Greif] Introduction by Karl Shapiro.

      New York, Grove Press, Inc., 1961.. 21.4cm x 14.6cm. XXXIII, 318 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wea to the dustjacket only. From the library of American writer Martin Joel Greif, with his name signed to the pastedown: Martin Joel Greif - Princeton University - June 1961".. Martin Joel Greif (February 4, 1938, The Bronx, New York City - November 17, 1996, Cork, Ireland) was an American editor, lecturer, publisher and writer. He is the uncle of heavy metal music personality and lawyer Eric Greif. Son of an immigrant Harlem grocery store owner, Martin Greif graduated from Stuyvesant High School and was further educated at Hunter College, NYC, graduating in 1959 (B.A. cum laude) and Princeton University, graduating in 1961 (M.A. with honours), where he was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and groomed as an expert in Daniel Defoe. After graduation he became a professor of English and taught in NY universities from 1963-73, including lecturing in biblical literature at New York University, before entering the world of publishing as managing editor of Time-Life Books (1969-73), and then as co-founder and editorial director of Main Street Press. Main Street Press was founded in 1978 by Greif and his life partner, Lawrence Grow, in Clinton, New Jersey. Their first office was on Main Street in Clinton, hence the name. Both men had enjoyed successful publishing careers in Manhattan but wanted to move to the country for the wide, open spaces and the lower costs. Subsequently the business moved to nearby Pittstown, New Jersey. Main Street specialized in publishing books on Americana, crafts and restoration. However, their biggest publishing success was the Vogue magazine spoof Dogue (1986), featuring modeling canines and billed as "a parody of the world's most famous fashion magazine". Martin Greif became a prolific and varied author and book editor. His more than a dozen books range from Depression Modern: The Thirties Style in America (1975), a photo study of 1930s American design, predominantly architecture, that sought to define a wider, more American definition of Art Deco; Aunt Sammy's Radio Recipes (1975); The New Industrial Landscape: The Story of the Austin Company (1978); The Morning Stars Sang: The Bible in Folk Art (1978); The Airport Book: From Landing Field to Modern Terminal (1979); The Lighting Book: A Buyer's Guide to Locating Almost Every Kind of Lighting Device (1986); and The World of Tomorrow: The 1939 New York World's Fair (1988). The book for which he is best remembered, however, is The Gay Book of Days (1982) - "An evocatively illustrated who's who of who is, was, may have been, probably was, and almost certainly seems to have been gay during the past 5,000 years." The Gay Book of Days was a gossipy, witty and lighthearted attempt to catalogue as many famous, and not so famous, gay men and lesbians as possible throughout history, ranging from Roman emperors, European kings and queens, famous writers and literary figures to the stars of Hollywood and television. For all its supposed frivolity, it was an important work at a time when the gay community was growing in confidence and visibility and was about to be struck unawares by the AIDS epidemic. Tellingly for the time, the book ends with a list headed "I Know They Are, You Know They Are, and They Know They Are, but Initials Will Just Have to Do", betraying the reality of the closet in those less open times. Greif and Grow also wrote a few books using different, sometimes female, nom de plumes - Jean Bach, Frederick S. Copely, Martin Lawrence and Leona Wesley Hunter. Greif was often asked to write an updated version of the Book of Days, to which he gave considerable thought during the 1990s, but he never got beyond the planning stages. Martin Greif and Larry Grow spent their latter years in Ballinadee, County Cork, Ireland, where they set up Orchard Hill Press in a deal with Sterling Publishing of NYC. Greif's last works were several books on chess and puzzles, and Irish-themed titles written as Mairtin O'Griofa. Grow died of a stroke associated with AIDS in 1991. Greif died of an AIDS-related illness in November, 1996, in Cork University Hospital. Greif's nephew is Eric Greif, a lawyer and entertainment personality known first for a management career within the heavy metal musical genre in the 1980s and later within the legal profession. (Wikipedia)

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        Moncrif's Cats: Les Chats de Drancois Augustin Paradis de Moncrif Translated by Reginald Bretnor

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1961 First edition thus. Octavo. Original full blue and red morocco , spine lettered and decorated in gilt, emblem gilt stamped on front cover, t.e.g., navy blue linen-covered slipcase, by E. W. Hiscox. Numerous collotype plates after etchings designed by Charles Antoine Coypel for the first edition of 1727. No dust jacket. Fine. 187 pages.#25 of 100 specially-bound copies.Inscribed on front free endpaper in Medford, Oregon, in 1973 by the translator, with a small caricature of a cat.Laid in is a Polaroid photograph of Bretnor and his wife, taken by the recipient of the inscription, with a brief description of the circumstances.This attractive volume was one of the final productions of the Golden Cockerel Press.

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        Anarchy - First Series

      London: Freedom Press, 1961. Anarchy - First Series complete, issues 1-118, 1961-1970. Original card covers, each 32pp. Minor wear, staples often rusted, one or two covers with small pen marks, covers of number thirty lightly stained and covers of number seventy-four stained, occasional minor creasing, pen marks etc internally, but generally fairly bright and clean. A complete set of the first series of Anarchy, in original wrappers, now housed in a buckram box, with title label to top. Most issues are on a specific theme examined from an Anarchist perspective, ie. Crime and Punishment, India, Automation, Poverty, Spain, Education etc. Easily the best English language Anarchist periodical ever produced, it includes work by Ward, Bookchin, Walter, Chomsky and Goodman amongst many others. The cover designs, mainly by Segar, but also by others, were replicated recently in a book, edited by Poyner, called 'Autonomy', which also has a very useful index to 'Anarchy'. Noyce 35; Warwick Guide to British Labour Periodicals 78. First Edition. Card Covers. Good+. Illus. by Segar, Rufus. 8vo. Pamphlets.

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        ARCHIVE Of CAREER And PERSONAL DOCUMENTS, EPHEMERA, PHOTOGRAPHS, Etc.

      (divers places) 1961 - Archive consists of an Order Book", filled with official naval correspondence [2 signed by FDR, as Asst SecNav] documenting Low's early career, from his first assignment out of the Naval Academy through his promotion to Lieutenant, to subsequent assignment to the USS New Mexico. Said order book also served as a Commonplace book, with newspaper extracts, mss drink recipes, quotes of admired authors, poems, etc. Over 50+ b/w photographs, many signed by Low, or captioned by him. Most 8 x 10, many 'official USN' photograhs. Of particular note are a few document the meeting of FDR & Churchill during the secret North Atlantic Charter rendezvous at sea. Diary - brief start of 13 pages, when Operations Chief of Admiral King [1941]. Unpublished spiral bound 49 pp. monograph, "A Personal Narrative of my Association with Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, U. S. Navy" [4 cc (of 12)]. An unpublished 47 pp. typescript, "Autobiography of Francis Stuart Low" [1961]. A spiral bound booklet of photographs from Victory at Sea, with Low's contribution as Episode 3. A 1963 Annapolis 'Class of 15' newsletter [~30 mimeographed pages]. Korean Times publication on the surrender of the Japanese in Korea, includes Vol I, No 1 ["Welcome, Heroes of Liberation!"] of newspaper as well as facsimile Japanese surrender document [Low one of the delegates at the formal surrender of Japan in Korea, 9 Sept 45]. Two folders of divers newspaper articles, etc, germane to Low's career. Other miscellaneous inclusions are a copy of Low's Last Will & Testament, a Presidential invite to Eisenhower's inaugural ball, a New Testament inscirbed to Low from a USN Chaplain & a "Navigator's Case" given to Low by the officers of the USS Tarpon. Order book: 14" x 8-1/8". Diary: 7-7/8" x 5-1/8" Francis Stuart Low was born in Albany, New York in 1894. He was a graduate of the US Naval Academy, Annapolis in 1915. During WWI he served in submarines and later worked on submarine and torpedo research. In 1923 he served on the staff of Rear Admiral M.M. Murray, Commander Control Force and Submarine Division Thirteen. In 1926 he attended the Naval War College. From 1932 to 1935 he served on the staff of Submarine Squadron Five and later assumed command of USS Paul Jones. In 1937, he became Commander Submarine Division Thirteen.From December 1940 to August 1942 he served on the staff of Admiral King when he left to command the cruiser USS Wichita in Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa, and the Battle of Rennell Island in the Pacific [late January 1943]. Afterwards, still in early 1943, he was reassigned to serve on Admiral King's staff, a position in which he was a key architect in the planning and implementation of Tenth Fleet. While Admiral King was the nominal commander of the Tenth Fleet, the daily operations were in the hands of Rear Admiral Low which command he held until January 1945. Again entering the Pacific war, he took command of Cruiser Division 16 during the Okinawa invasion and later that year became Commander of Destroyers, Pacific Fleet.In 1947 he was Commander of Services Pacific, and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics) in 1950. In 1953 he became Commander of Western Sea Frontier.As Rear Admiral, he was awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal for managing the aggressive campaign against enemy submarines in the Atlantic Ocean during the period of March 1943 through January 1945.As Vice Admiral, he was awarded the Legion of Merit with Combat "V" for Commanding the Cruiser Support Unit operating with a fast carrier task force during the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa from March through June of 1945.In his work on King, Low compares King to MacArthur, stating the two "will go down as our two great strategic minds of World War II." An interesting acrhive, documenting the career of this distinguished early 20th C. US Naval officer. Order book lacks spine, well shaken, with some leaves showing evidence of item removal. Binding - Good. Documents, gene [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        WEEGEE BY WEEGEE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER

      Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, New York 1961 - 160pp, 106 b&w illustrations. Did the twentieth century ever bring notoriety to a photographer more steeped in hype and myth than Arthur Fellig - aka "Weegee The Famous"? And while much if not most of that hype and myth was perpetuated by Weegee himself, the ingenuity of his exploits stalking the mean streets of crime-riddled, forties-era New York cannot be denied. Working mostly at night out of his improvised trunk-converted-into-a-darkroom, Weegee parlayed his police radio, trusty Speed Graphic camera, and an uncanny knack for getting to a crime scene quickly into journalistic infamy. His first book, "Naked City" became a bestseller as well as the basis for both Jules Dassin's film and the television series of the same name. He later tried his luck in Hollywood, then plumbed the depths of female figure photography, exploitation filmmaking, and photographic special effects. In this, his 1961 autobiography, Weegee equally illuminates and propagates his mythic stature with no apparent lack of self-confidence. An internally most handsome example of the Ziff-Davis Publishing Company first edition additionally bearing the BOLDLY SIGNED AND DATED PRESENTATION "To Warren Bush / Weegee / 1964 ------" in green ink on the front pastedown whose graphically striking dust jacket designed by Mort Perry shows just a bit of rubbing and a single short closed tear. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        James and the Giant Peach

      Alfred A. Knopf 1961 - Red cloth, $3.95 price on dj, Wolff publisher listed at back. Two corners have light bumps, spine has a small area of fading at bottom (half nickel size), top of spine has a small area of the same type of fading. otherwise book is excellent, very clean and sharp, with a tight binding and clean pages. Dust jacket is faded so that red is very light and title is only readable close up, penny size chip at bottom of spine, some chipping and fraying at top of spine, small chips and wear to other corners. otherwise jacket is clean and presentable, not rubbed or faded at all and now protected in a mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Concerning Ulysses and the Bodley Head

      Barnet: The Stellar Press,, 1961. Octavo, pp. 20. Original pink wrappers, titles to front cover black. 6 tipped-in auto-lithographs illustrating scenes from Ulysses by Charles Mozley. Some faint marks to wrappers, otherwise an excellent, bright copy. First edition, signed limited issue. Number 5 of 165 copies signed by Mozley. Printed to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first publication of Ulysses by the Bodley Head, each lithograph is accompanied by a quotation from Ulysses.

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        Adult Pulp Cover Original Art

      [Circa early 1960s]. A collection of original artwork for several adult-oriented paperback pulp novels from the early 1960s, including six small color mockups, measuring 4" x 7", and four large preliminary pencil sketches, measuring 20"x 26". The sketches have an applied paper boarder secured with masking tape and are somewhat chipped along the edges, near fine, while the mockups have only the slightest touch of wear to a couple of corners, else fine. The art appears to be all from the same unknown artist with the preliminary sketches representing more detailed renditions of all but two of the color mock ups. The text on the mockups is not readable except for the titles and a few scattered words, likely as intended. Our research was not able to determine definitively whether these covers were ever published or if these are spec illustrations done by an artist to secure work. The Exotic by Carter Brown was published several times, the earliest being a 1961 Signet paperback, but neither it nor any of the other printings we examined matched the artwork found here. This is also the case for The Night It Happened, Demon Lovers, and Big Blondes. The remaining two titles illustrated here, Wild Heat and Adorable Creatures, could not be located at all. Likewise we were unable to identify with any publisher the crossed key logo found on all but one of the covers. Two of the titles, Demon Lovers and Adorable Creatures, are particularly notable for their obvious lesbian themes. An interesting group of titillating artwork from the golden age of the pulp paperback. .

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        Recherches sur la 1re [première; 1ère; Ire] dynastie et les temps prépharaoniques, I-II. (Bibliothèque d'étude, Tome XXXVIII). [TWO VOLUMES]

      Le Caire, Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, 1961.. Two volumes. Crown quarto. Pp. (2), 361; 359. With text figures. Hardcover, uniformly bound in handsome navy blue cloth, gilt lettering to spines, red ribbon markers. In fine condition. Attractive set. ~ First edition. Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, Bibliothèque d'étude, Tome XXXVIII. Raymod Weill (1874-1950).

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        The Sneetches and Other Stories

      New York: Random House,, 1961. Quarto. Original pictorial boards, titles to front in black and white, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by the author. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine ends and tips a little worn, board edges rubbed, contents slightly foxed. A very good copy in the jacket with spine ends and tips rubbed, creased and with shallow chips. First edition, first printing, with the correct list of advertisements to rear flap and 295/295 price.

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        The 500th Anniversary Pictorial Census of the Gutenberg Bible

      Large folio. Chicago: The Coverdale Press, 1961. Large folio, xvi, 263pp. Original faux red morocco, lettered in gilt to backstrip and decorated in gilt and gray and gilt to to board, in red morocco slipcase; decorated endpapers (maps showing the locations of known copies of the Gutenberg Bible), illustrated throughout from photographs. Numbered copy of limited edition signed by the author, announcement loosely inserted. Some very slight scuff marks to slipcase, else fine. Limited to 985 copies, of which this is no. 117 (hand-numbered on colophon page), and signed by the author. This volume contains a huge number of images of extant copies of what is perhaps the most famous book ever produced, and serves as an invaluable record of cultural heritage. Includes an introduction by Aloys Ruppel on Gutenbergâ??s life and work, and a census of all known copies, fragments, and single leaves.

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        Rabbit, Run

      (London): Andre Deutsch. (1961). First. First English edition. Very slightly cocked, else fine in very slightly rubbed near fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author: "for Herb, Best, John." Herb Yellin was the founder and publisher of Lord John Press and the most frequent of Updike's fine press collaborators. He named his press after noting that the list of authors he wanted to publish all shared the same first name, chief among them John Updike, his favorite. Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu became the press's first book in 1977 with 10 more to follow over the next 23 years. Yellin's friendship with Updike grew with each new limited edition benefitting his already enormous Updike collection, with Updike himself contributing copies of new editions of his books - often inscribed. In a 2010 interview with Yellin he noted that Updike "...liked that if anything ever happened to his own collection, he had my collection on the opposite side of the country." A notable association. A nice copy of a key title, the first book in the Rabbit tetralogy, the English edition is scarce signed. .

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        Beaux Arts Hand Laundry [San Francisco]

      San Francisco: circa 1961. Oil on canvas. Signed lower right. 15 x 18 inches. Unfamed. Label of Maxwell Galleries. John J. Payne (1928-1999) was a San Francisco based artist. He studied with Lorser Feitelson at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Payne painted in a naif and hard edge style. He exhibited in the Tillman Place Gallery and the Maxwell Gallery in the 1950s and 1960s. The artist's sister, Frances Payne, PhD, numbered each of the artist's works. This is Work no. 46.

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        A Fall of Moondust

      New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.,, 1961. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in dark blue. With the picotrial dust jacket. A bright copy in the lightly toned dust jacket with shallow chipping to top end of spine. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. Advance Review copy slipped laid in.

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        For The New Intellectual

      Random House 1961 - A fine first printing inscribed by Ayn Rand on the first blank page in a very good dust jacket. First Printing stated on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mastering the Art of French Cooking

      Alfred A. Knopf 1961 - First edition, first printing. Lacking the dust jacket. Very Good. Pages are clean, but show bumping to the bottom corners, as does the rear board as if this book was once dropped on it's corner. Spotting to side edge of page block, light fading to topstain and sunning to spine. Soiling to top edge of boards. Overall, a nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Where the Red Fern Grows

      Garden City: Doubleday and Co.,, 1961. The Story of Two dogs and a Boy. Octavo. Original red cloth boards, titles to spine in white and black. With the dust jacket. Bumping to ends of spine, small stain to fore-edge, in the dust jacket with pieces of tape to inside front flap and lower edge of rear flap, mild soiling to rear panel. A very good copy. Early printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "10-29-73 For Russell sincerely Wilson Rawls." Basis for the 1974 and 2003 films of the same title.

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        An unstable intermediate carrying information from genes to ribosomes for protein synthesis

      Nature (Lond.) 190, 576-80. 1961.. PAMPHLET. Nature (Lond.) 190, 576-80. 1961. Garrison and Morton 256.10 Demonstration of the existence of ?messenger? RNA. With F. Jacob and M. Meselson. Tiny nick to top edge else very good. Self-wrappers as issued. First separate edition. Rare. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        Hans Erni

      Ginevra , EDITIONS RENÉ KISTER, Les Grands Peintres 1961 - Introduction de Sir Herbert Read. Texte de Pierre-F. Schneeberger. Images de Roger Hauert. Biographie. 8vo. pp. 38. Con un bel disegno a piena pagina, dedicato e firmato dall'Artista, datato 2-9-1961 di cm 26x17,5 (With a full-page drawing inscribed and signed by the Artist, dated 2-9-1961, cm 26x17,5). Molto buono (Very Good). . . . Brossura, sovracoperta (wrappers, dust jacket) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thunderball

      London: Jonathan Cape 1961 - First edition, first impression. Publisher's dark gray cloth with skeleton hand in blind to front cover, lettered in gilt; in the original unclipped pictorial dust jacket designed by Richard Chopping, with an illustration to the front panel of a skeleton's hand holding a blackjack hand with a knife affixing the cards to the table, lettered in black. Book with former owner's inscription and a small minor stain to the top edge and front free endpaper, otherwise bright and clean interior, else fine; unclipped dust jacket, with a hint of toning to the spine, a tiny nick and a few tiny tears to the spine head, light wear to corners, faint spotting to the otherwise fresh panels. Overall, a tight and handsome copy. Gilbert A9a (1.1). Thunderball is the first of Fleming's novels to involve the notorious villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, head of the secret spy organization SPECTRE (SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion). In this novel, Bond is in the Bahamas at a health clinic when SPECTRE steals two atomic bombs. The British and American intelligence agencies team up to launch Operation Thunderball in an effort to recover the weapons. Published only a few years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, Fleming draws a parallel to pre-existing Cold War tensions to heighten the suspense of this novel. Thunderball culminates with a memorable underwater fight scene from which 007 only narrowly escapes. The Blofeld trilogy is continued in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963) and You Only Live Twice (1964). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dal Raccordo Anulare, tra la Nomentana e la Tiburtina. Campagna romana.

      1961 - Olio su tavoletta di cm. 15 x 23. Firma in basso a destra.

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        James and the Giant Peach

      Knopf 1961 - A fine first edition, first state ("Woolf" on colophon page) in a fine dust jacket with a tiny (1/4 inch deep) chip at the top of the spine. Original price still present on front flap. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catch-22

      Simon and Schuster 1961 - A very good first printing (so stated on the copyright page) in a very good dust jacket, signed by Joseph Heller on a page tipped-in after the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Stranger in a Strange Land

      Putnam 1961 - A near fine first edition in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Charming Hand-Painted Folk Art Style Wooden Chest, Presented By JFK and Jackie to Caroline's Dance Teacher in 1963. Excellent provenance

      Mexico, c. 1961-1963. 9.5"x 5.25" x 5.5". "A wooden chest, 9.5""x 5.25"" x 5.5"", ornately painted with birds, flowers, buildings and other decorative elements featuring an eagle on the lid flanked by two red, white and green flags. A blind-embossed stamp on the bottom reads, 'MEXICO' together with a mostly typed paper label which reads: 'GIFT FROM PRES & MRS. KENNEDY TO MRS. SMITH. CAROLINE['S] DANCE TEACHER. 1963' A few minor scratches, a few wooden panels slightly separated from shrinkage due to age, overall very good to fine with vividly-bright colors.Offered with a copy of a receipt form Gurnsey's 1998 auction of Robert White's Kennedy collection. (Lot 205.)"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        In Parenthesis. Seinnyessit e gledyf ym penn mameu.

      1961 - 8vo., original blue buckram , spine lettered on a grey backround within a gilt panel. With frontispiece and full page plate at the rear both by David Jones, and a map in the text. A fine copy. Second edition of this tour de force by the artist/poet, an innovative prose poem which stands as one of the handful of literary works of the First World War to which the term "great" may justifiably applied. Jones served in France and Flanders with the Royal Welch Fusiliers. This edition includes an Introduction by T. S. Eliot (Jones's advocate at Faber), and this is the deluxe issue, limited to seventy numbered copies (fifty for sale), specially bound and signed by Jones and Eliot. This copy No. 1. The author's first book and most celebrated work, which takes the form of an epic prose poem set in the first world war, based on the author's own experiences. It was ten years in the making and was eventually helped to publication by T.S. Eliot, who hailed the book as "a work of genius". It won the 1938 Hawthornden prize. Stephen Spender in a review for the NY Times said: "This work of a poet-painter has its every word chiselled out of experience, and it is probably the World War I monument most likely to survive." [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        The Phantom Tollbooth

      Epstein and Carroll 1961 - A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket with original price still present on front flap. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Presidentially used and superbly documented: Four fancy Dresden porcelain figurines from the Kennedy White House

      n.p., c. 1961 - 1963. various. " Four pieces of Dresden porcelain, consisting of two cherub figurines (6"" tall), together with two centerpiece holders (5.75"" x 1.75"" x 2.25""), all marked ""N / Dresden"" in blue on the base. All four pieces are in excellent condition save for two barely noticeable small chips and some minor but expected soiling to the bases. Offered together with a Typed Letter Signed by Kennedy's Special Assistant, Martin E. Underwood, 1 page on White House letterhead, Washington, December 18, 1992 attesting to the provenance of the figurines. Fine condition.Following Kennedy's assassination, Kenneth O'Donnel and Charlie Rotchford gave the set as a gift to Martin E. Underwood in early 1964. Underwood served as a Special Assistant to both Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. The porcelain pieces are accompanied by a copy of Underwood's letter attesting to the provenance.The figurines were produced in Bavaria by the firm Höffner, which opened a small manufactory in Sandizell in 1951. The firm was staffed by refugees from Thuringia who were well-versed in the traditional Dresden style. The maker's marks on the bottoms are consistent with items produced in the 1960s. Offered with a copy of a receipt form Gurnsey's 1998 auction of Robert White's Kennedy collection."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Marc Chagall Gouaches: A Limited Edition in Facsimile

      New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1961. Cloth. Very Good. Impressive portfolio of 10 lovely Marc Chagall gouaches in facsimile. Lavishly produced by Harry Abrams in 1961, the printing quality is top-flght, the colors vivid and alive. All 10 gouaches, which are bright and pristine, are loose in publisher's light-green cloth chemise. The chemise has taken on a bit of soiling and offsetting at the panels but is still very presentable and has done its job very well of protecting the plates. Also included is a clean, Near Fine ribbon-tied booklet offering an introduction by Georg Schmidt and a list of the plates. In order, they are: 1) "In the Barber Shop"; 2) "The Shophar Blower"; 3) "The Spoon"; 4) "The Circus Girl with the Wolf's Head"; 5) "In My Homeland"; 6) "Scene Champetre"; 7) "The Enchanted Castle"; 8) "The Wedding"; 9) "In the Snow"; and 10) "Christ"

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        Catch 22

      Very Good Simon and Schuster. J Book Condition: Hardcover Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Catch 22 FIRST EDITION Joseph Heller 1ST PRINTING 1961 Rare Author's First Book

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        The Making of the President 1960

      New York: Atheneum Publishers, 1961. First edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic. Octavo, original blue cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author to  "For Barbara Norman- with all best wishes, after much too brief acquantaince, but with permanent affection,  Teddy White Theodore H. White." Topstain lightly stained, very good in a very good dust jacket. Signed and inscribed first printings are scarce. White made history with his groundbreaking The Making of the President 1960, a narrative that won the Pulitzer Prize for revolutionizing the way that presidential campaigns were reported. "White unites a novelist's knack of dramatization and a historian's sense of significance with a synthesizing skill that grasps the reader by the lapels" (Newsweek).

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        Istoriko-etnograficheskiy Atlas Sibiri (Historical and Ethnographic Atlas of Siberia)

      Moskva-Leningrad: Izdatels'stvo Akademii Nauk SSSR, 1961. Hardbound. VG, ex-lib. with ID on spine and stamp on bottom text block, pages clean and bright, light scuffing to back cover, very light wear to edges, corners feel bumped, overall this book is in excellent shape.. Dark blue boards with gold lettering and ridged designs on spine, 498pp, prolific BW plates, illustrations and figures; small addenda slip tipped-in. TEXT IS IN RUSSIAN.This volume includes a wonderful and very informative text on history and ethnographic study in Siberia. It is extremely thorough and detailed and includes photographs and figure drawings of everything from dog and reindeer sleds to shelter (yurts and more), native dress (patterns and decorative trim) and maps. Incredibly useful for research or study.

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        Picasso - Dibujos - Gouaches - Acuarelas

      Barcelona: Sala Gaspar, 1961. Original color lithograph for the cover of the Sala Gaspar catalogue. Very good condition. 245 x 190 image size on 4to exhibition. catalogue.( xiv) pp. 72 illustrations on sixty plates hors texte. Preface by J. Ainaud. Introduction by José Bergamin. From the collection of the famous Picasso collector, Stanley J. Seeger. Mourlot, 338; Bloch, 1018; Cramer, 111. In protective mylar cover.

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        Stranger in a Strange Land

      Putnam's 1961 - A near fine first edition is a near fine dust jacket with original price of $4.50 on front flap. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Keine Experimente

      Eulenspiegel, Berlin 1961 - Alvermann's photographs made between 1956 and 1961 are juxtaposed against the first 9 articles of the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany and in part acts as a critique of the consumerism and the attitudes that the free-market brought. This scarce book opens with a page spread of a crowd locked behind a gate reminiscent of a concentration camp. A reminder of a difficult history that many of the population wished to disappear -- something the new economic policies made easier. When the gates open into this new society we are faced with billboards offering the Ten Commandments and bottles of Coca-Cola. The faces of the workers on the following spread seem confused and uncertain. .Keine Experimente's construction and, again, Alvermann's use of design is most effective. Like with his book on Algeria, he creates a kind of photojournalist's Klein's New York utilizing slivers of photos and graphic pairings that are visually exciting creating new meanings from disparate images -- a kind of assemblage of history and commentary. Keine Experimente is a pocket-sized book with glossy illustrated hardcovers and is not much larger than a common novel. The printing is on rather cheap paper but the low-fi production is very seductive and adds a gritty edge to a supposed bright reality. (Jeff Ladd) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Extraordinary letter! Eisenhower writes about the failed Bay of Pigs invasion during the Kennedy presidency. Ike had allocated $13.1 million to the CIA just a year before - " I said that the American people were disturbed by the 'seeming indecision and uncertainty that characterized governmental action in Cuba' ? To top it all - I have a clipping of a Goldwater column that refers to the 'inept Eisenhower Administration in Cuba' affair - Who is he to be such a genius??"

      Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, September 29, 1961. 7" x 10.25". "Typed Letter Signed ""Ike"" with thirty-one word handwritten postscript incorporating ""Eisenhower"" signed ""DE,"" two full pages, 7"" x 10.25"", separate sheets. Gettysburg, PA, September 29, 1961. To Major General Wilton B. Persons, his White House Chief of Staff (1958-1961). On Ike's ""DDE"" gilt engraved stationery. Fine condition.In part, ""As you know, I thoroughly believe that when we face specific foreign problems or the government enunciates a specific policy involving our foreign activities, all of us owe it to ourselves as well as to the government to stand unanimously behind the President. On the other hand, I by no means believe that we should ignore our own right -- indeed, duty -- to look at past events with an impartial eye and try to keep the record straight.""In my Chicago speech I said that the American people were disturbed by the 'seeming indecision and uncertainty that characterized governmental action in Cuba.' I used the word 'seeming' because I was not there. However, the detailed account given by Charlie Murphy in a recent issue of Fortune magazine has all the earmarks of authenticity, and since the government itself did not choose to give a detailed account of the whole affair even though it has now passed into history, I think we must consider it about as good a record as we are going to get. Nevertheless Bryce [Harlow] tells me that the White House did not like my language and had been putting the story out to certain reporters that I had 'gone partisan in foreign affairs ...'Eisenhower adds a handwritten postscript: ""P.S. To top it all - I have a clipping of a Goldwater column that refers to the 'inept Eisenhower Administration in Cuba' affair- Who is he to be such a genius?? DE""The letter can be read in its entirety in the images above.A photocopy of Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater's syndicated September 24, 1961, column is present. It includes this sentence: ""The inept handling of the Cuban situation by the Eisenhower administration and the tragic indecision of the Kennedy administration have encouraged our enemies to test our will once more in Berlin.""The failed Bay of Pigs invasionFrom the JFK Library: ""Before his inauguration, John F. Kennedy was briefed on a plan by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) developed during the Eisenhower administration to train Cuban exiles for an invasion of their homeland ... President Eisenhower approved the program in March 1960. The CIA set up training camps in Guatemala, and by November the operation had trained a small army for an assault landing and guerilla warfare ... Shortly after his inauguration, in February 1961, President Kennedy authorized the invasion plan ... On April 17, the Cuban-exile invasion force ... landed at beaches along the Bay of Pigs and immediately came under heavy fire ... Over the next 24 hours, Castro ordered roughly 20,000 troops to advance toward the beach, and the Cuban air force continued to control the skies ... at dawn on April 19?"six unmarked American fighter planes took off to help defend the brigade's B-26 aircraft flying ... They were shot down by the Cubans, and the invasion was crushed later that day ... ""ProvenanceMajor General Wilton Burton ""Jerry"" Persons (1896-1977) served as the White House Chief of Staff to President Dwight D. Eisenhower from October 7, 1958 until January 20, 1961 and was Eisenhower's representative in the transition of government between the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations. He was a career United States Army officer who had entered the U.S. Army Coast Artillery in 1917 and advanced through the ranks to Major General in 1944. He had served in both the American Expeditionary Force in World War I and in Europe in World War II. He headed the office of legislative liaison for the Department of Defense between 1948 and his retirement in 1949.Major General Persons was called back to active duty as a special assistant to General Dwight D. Eisenhower at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe from 1951?"1952 and was active on behalf of Eisenhower's presidential campaign in 1952. He became a Deputy Assistant to the President in 1953 and replaced Sherman Adams as Eisenhower's Chief of Staff in 1958.Following the 1960 presidential election, Major General Persons was President Eisenhower's representative in the transition of government between the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations working out the details for a smooth transfer of government.From the Estate of Major General Wilton B. Persons."

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        A FALL OF MOONDUST

      Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. [1961], New York - Octavo. cloth. A novel of a rescue operation on the Moon. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-101. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. A sharp copy. (16974) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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